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Monday, April 28, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, April 29th, 2014












Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 4/29
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)


DEAD SHADOWS  [DVD & Blu-ray]
THE DEMONS  [Blu-ray]
DEVIL'S DUE  [DVD & Blu-ray]
ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW  [DVD & Blu-ray]
TROUBLE EVERY DAY

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Evil Dead: The Series coming to YouTube!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qCDOrTxKMU
  Ok, now don't get too excited.  This is a fan made web series, not something made by the original creators of THE EVIL DEAD or anything made by a big studio.  This is a small, low budget series made by fans of the film, for fans of the film.  THE EVIL DEAD: THE SERIES looks to be more based on the recent remake than the original films, but who knows what could be in store.  Right now, the pilot episode is the only one on YouTube.   Give it a watch and let me know what you think.  Better yet, leave a comment on the YouTube video and let the makers of this series know what you think.  If you don't like it, rather than bash it on the comments, leave a comment with some constructive criticism for them.  Let them know what you liked about it and what you didn't.  It sounds like they will be taking the feedback and making it the best series they can!


CLICK HERE to watch the pilot episode of THE EVIL DEAD:  THE SERIES


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Check out the second trailer for Billy Pon's upcoming film, CIRCUS OF THE DEAD!


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2782232/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_2 Last week I did a post about the first trailer for director Billy Pon's upcoming film, CIRCUS OF THE DEAD.  Well, now we have a second trailer to watch!  'Bloody Bill" has a released a NEW trailer that is very cool.  It's a more artsy trailer than the first one, but really shows you the tone that this movie will have. 

  CIRCUS OF THE DEAD will have it's world premiere at this year's TEXAS FRIGHTMARE WEEKEND in Dallas, TX May 2-4!  I will be there to watch the premiere, so expect a full review upon my return!  Until then, check out this second trailer and let me know what you think!


CLICK HERE to watch the second trailer


Monday, April 21, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014













Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 4/22
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)

ANCIENT DEMON SUCCUBI
COTTAGE COUNTRY
DARK SATANIC MAGICK
HOUSE OF GOOD AND EVIL
THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW [Blu-ray]
INSANE
LEGEND OF THE PSYCHOTIC FOREST RANGER
LONG LIVE THE DEAD
*  THE LOST EMPIRE
*  MAKING OF
SCREAM PARK
TIN CAN MAN
UNSEEN EVIL
*  YETI:  GIANT OF THE 20TH CENTURY

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Check out awesome website, 80sCards.com!

   
http://www.80scards.com/ A while back I told you about an indiegogo campaign for a new website called 80sCards.com.  Well, they met their goal and the 80scards.com website it up and running!!  While it's called 80sCards.com, the website actually sells movie card packs from the 1970's, 80's, and 90's!  
  One of the indiegogo campaign perks was 3 free packs of cards with a contribution!  I contributed and just got my free pack in the mail today!        My free packs included the following:  1989 GHOSTBUSTERS II, 1987  A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET STICKERS, and 1992 HELLRAISER.   These are some awesome cards, and you can buy any of these packs over at the 80sCards.com website!  Other great card packs you can buy include packs of 1986 THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORROR, 1978 JAWS 2, 1979 ALIEN, 1983 JAWS 3-D,  and 1984 GREMLINS just to name a few.
  Head on over to 80sCards.com right now and check them out!  Also, for a limited time, use the special code 5OFFCARDS when you check out for 5% off your order!


CLICK HERE to visit 80sCards.com!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

DVD Review: CAMP DREAD (2014)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2419354/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1CAMP DREAD
Written & Directed by
Distributed by Image Entertainment

  I really like Eric Roberts.  I really, really like Danielle Harris.  I really like slasher flicks.  I really, really like slasher flicks set at summer camps.   CAMP DREAD contains all of the above, yet for some reason, this film just didn't work for me.   Here is the basic plot of the film from the Image Entertainment website:

The “Summer Camp” horror trilogy was one of the most popular movie franchises of the 1980s. However, the decade ended and so did director Julian Barrett’s career. Now Barrett plans to resurrect his gory series via a modern reboot patterned after reality filmmaking. With his former leading lady and an eclectic group of 10 young “contestants,” Barrett returns to the same locale where his old splatter-fests were filmed. When one of the campers is found savagely murdered, they discover there’s more at stake than just fame and fortune. Each of them is in a fight for their lives as they realize summer is over – forever.

  CAMP DREAD had some good moments.  The film had some good kill scenes with some good gore.  The main problem is the pacing of the film and the dialog.  The film is very slow in parts, especially the first half of the film.  The second half is better when all the killings start taking place, but the beginning and middle parts seemed to drag on.  The script was good in terms of story line, but some of the dialog was just goofy and some was flat out dumb.   I do have to give props to the ending though, as it had a nice plot twist when it was revealed why all the "kids" were really at the camp.

 There is not much else I can really say about this one.  I was really excited for this film, and it was a let down for me.  It was nice to see Felissa Rose  back in a summer camp slasher flick for old time's sake, though!  Also, while Danielle Harris is very prominent on the DVD cover, she makes a cameo appearance with a total of about 2- 3 minutes of screen time  (that is my estimation, anyway).  One of my pet peeves is when movies bill a certain actor or actress as a main actor, then you find out they are only in the film briefly.

  Well, as I always say, this is just my opinion of the film.  Hopefully you all will like it better.  Watch it if you get the chance and let me know what you think.  If you have already seen CAMP DREAD, leave a comment below and let me know what you thought of it.

CAMP DREAD is available now on DVD.


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD

http://www.image-entertainment.com/

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The first trailer for Eli Roth's upcoming cannibal film, THE GREEN INFERNO, is here!!


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2403021/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_2









  I can't remember the last time I was so excited about an upcoming film.   I heard about Eli Roth's upcoming film THE GREEN INFERNO awhile back and have been anxiously awaiting a trailer.  Well, the wait is over.  We finally have a short teaser trailer, which while not really showing much at all, shows us everything we need to know about this film.  Here is the basic plot of the film:

A group of student activists travel from New York City to the Amazon to save a dying tribe. Unfortunately, they crash in the jungle and are taken hostage by the very natives they protected.

Take a look at the trailer and let me know what you think.  Hopefully we will have a full trailer soon that will show us more of the good stuff.  Being such a fan of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, I am super excited about this film! 


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer

Monday, April 14, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, April 15th, 2014












Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 4/15
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)

BELA KISS;  PROLOGUE
CAMP DREAD
DEAD SEA
DEATH DO US PART
EVIDENCE
THE VISITANT


 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Check out the first trailer for Billy "Bloody Bill" Pon's upcoming film, CIRCUS OF THE DEAD!


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2782232/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1  I have been looking forward to this film for a long time!  Some of you might remember me mentioning CIRCUS OF THE DEAD back when I did my review of Billy Pon's short film, DOLL BOY  (see review here).  Doll Boy is a character that is in the full length feature, CIRCUS OF THE DEAD.   Billy Pon is a fairly new name among horror fans, but soon he will be mentioned among the greats, in my opinion.  You can tell "Bloody Bill" is a fan of the horror genre, and knows what us horror fans want to see in a horror film.  I love the fact that he embraces the old grindhouse style of horror film. 
  I have been eager to see a trailer for this film for a while now, and now we finally have our chance to see one!  Fangoria.com has the exclusive first look at the trailer for CIRCUS OF THE DEAD! 

Here is the basic plot synopsis taken from the fangoria.com article:

Family man Don’s visit to an old, rundown big top circus and chance encounter with a nihilistic group of clowns leaves him fighting for his life and the lives of those he loves. As Don becomes drawn deeper into lead clown Papa Corn’s games, he comes closer to the edge of reason and sanity. Armed with guns, knives and a ’68 Camaro, the clowns lead Don on an all-night crime spree through oil-soaked West Texas. Papa Corn’s wild ride brings blood, gore and mayhem to all he encounters.

Check out the trailer and let me know what you think!  CIRCUS OF THE DEAD will have it's world premiere at this years Texas Frightmare Weekend, May 2-4!


CLICK HERE to ready the Fangoria.com article and watch the trailer!

Then, check out these other great sites:

CLICK HERE to visit the official website of director Bloody Bill
CLICK HERE to visit the official facebook page of CIRCUS OF THE DEAD
CLICK HERE to visit the official website of CIRCUS OF THE DEAD

Friday, April 11, 2014

Check out the "looks so bad, it's good" trailer for POSEIDON REX!


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2690160/?ref_=nv_sr_1  If you are a fan of the cheesy cross-breed creature features on the SyFy network, you are going to love this gem.  It's called POSEIDON REX and it looks amazing...it a bad, but good way.  The film is about a Tyrannosaurus Rex that lives in the ocean.  Yep, you read that correctly.  Here is the plot from it's amazon.com page:

A small, secluded island off the coast of Belize suddenly finds itself terrorized by a deadly predator from the planet's distant past, when deep sea divers accidentally awaken an ancient evil. Jackson Slate and his team of underwater cave explorers unearth much more than long-lost Mayan treasure while plumbing the depths of a world famous blue hole. They disturb a creature that's been hibernating for over 60,000 years - a rampaging behemoth of death and destruction not only at sea but also on land.

POSEIDON REX will be released onto DVD May 13th of this year.

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to pre-order the DVD


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Check out the teaser trailer for the next PHANTASM film!


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3627704/?ref_=nv_sr_5  I know this is old news now, but I hadn't posted anything on this yet, so figure I should before I completely forget about it!   Fans of the PHANTASM films will be excited to hear that a fifth installment has been made!  It's called PHANTASM V:  RAVAGER, and yes, Angus Scrimm is back playing The Tall Man!  There are no plot details yet, but in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, writer  did mention that part of the film would take place on "The Tall Man's home world."
  Sounds like this could be a pretty interesting entry into the PHANTASM world!  Click the link below to watch the trailer and let me know what you think!    


CLICK HERE to read the FearNet.com article and watch the trailer!


Monday, April 7, 2014

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, April 8th, 2014












Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 4/8
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)


*  BIKINI SWAMP GIRL MASSACRE
*  
DEAD ON  APPRAISAL

*  FIELDS OF THE DEAD
*  LUST OF THE DEAD 3
*  THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER  [Blu-ray]
*  PARANORMAL ACTIVITY:  THE  MARKED ONES  [DVD and Blu-ray]
*  VINCENT PRICE:  THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION

*  VOYAGE TO AGATIS (Warning - Trailer for 18+ only)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Check out the HOUSE OF MANSON trailer!


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3100678/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1  One of the most interesting and intriguing stories I have ever known about is the story of Charles Manson.  What he and his followers did was something that if you saw in a movie first, you could never believe it could really happen, but it did.  There have been numerous films about the Manson murders, and a teaser trailer for the newest one has been released!  The film is called HOUSE OF MANSON!  Here is some info about the film from the film's official press release:

House of Manson chronicles Charles Manson's life from his childhood up until his arrest following the raid on Barker Ranch months after the infamous Tate/LaBianca murders that sent a shockwave not just through Los Angeles, but through the entire world.

The film was written and directed by Brandon Slagle, who was recently deemed the "go-to-gore-guy" by The Hollywood Reporter during their coverage of the European Film Market. While not a "gory" film, House of Manson is poised to take a more intense approach to the subject matter than previous film and TV iterations have. The film was produced by Britt Griffith, (co-star of Syfy's "Ghost Hunters"), who also produced Slagle's previous directorial effort, the dark creature feature Dead Sea, set for retail release in the United States and Canada in May.

Actor Ryan Kiser (Truth or Dare) stars as Charles Manson, having previously played the role in the acclaimed short film "Lie." Rounding out the cast is Reid Warner (Oren Peli's Area 51) as Tex Watson, Chriss Anglin (Call of Duty: Black Ops) as Ronald Hughes, Devanny Pinn (The Black Dahlia Haunting) as Susan Atkins, Serena Lorien as Patricia Krenwinkel, Erin Marie Hogan (Paranormal Entity) as Linda Kasabian, Suzi Lorraine (Music and Lyrics) as Sharon Tate, and Tristan Risk (American Mary) as Abigail Folger as well as Julie Rose, Adrian Quihuis, Mel Turner ("Deadliest Warrior"), Jason McNeil, Ryan Cleary, Keith Kraft (Beowulf), Trish Cook (Dark Tide), Tawny Amber Young, Max Wasa, Darius Devontaye Green, and many more.

Charles Manson has been a hot topic as of late due to the recent parole of family member Bruce Davis as well two upcoming television series - one from Rob Zombie and Bret Easton Ellis and the other from NBC, starring David Duchovney. Additionally, this year marks the 45th Anniversary of the Tate and LaBianca murders.

House of Manson will debut later this year.

 Check out the teaser trailer and let me know what you think! I think actor Ryan Kiser's portrayal of Charles Manson looks super intense!


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer

Thursday, April 3, 2014

DVD Review: MEMORY OF THE DEAD

 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1826720/MEMORY OF THE DEAD
Directed by
Distributed by Artsploitation Films

  I have said it before and I will say it again...I LOVE foreign horror films!  There are so many great horror movies being made all over the world, you owe it to yourself to check out some of these great foreign films!  I just watched a film from Argentina called MEMORY OF THE DEAD.  This was a visually stunning film that was heavily influenced by some of the top names in horror.   Here is the basic plot synopsis from the Artsploitation website:

  A stylish supernatural shocker that has been a hit at film festivals around the world. Argentina’s Memory of the Dead boasts some terrifying FX setpieces bathed in a candy-colored visual palette that makes Mario Bava’s gothic classics look monochromatic by comparison. Following the sudden death of her husband, Alicia assembles all his friends at a vast country manor for a reading of his final letter. But Alicia also has other plans in mind – helping her husband return from the grave with a spell that will put all of the gathered guests in mortal danger. Scary, hysterical and packed with mind-boggling visuals, Memory of the Dead is the cinematic equivalent of a funhouse ride.

  I love the reference comparing this film to a funhouse ride.  That is spot on as there is something different going on with each person in the house...a different surprise around every corner!  There are some crazy death sequences in this film, and just some crazy visuals all throughout the film.   One thing I noticed from the beginning was the excellent camera work.  There are some very cool shots throughout the film, great camera angles and such.

  It's interesting that this film was compared to a Mario Bava film in the plot synopsis.  I can totally see that, but I can also see influences from Dario Argento  (use of color),  and most of all, Sam Raimi and the EVIL DEAD films.  There are a few scenes taken directly from the EVIL DEAD films, a nice homage for sure!

  Fans of gore will be thrilled by this film...there are some crazy gore effects in this film, some that truly made me cringe, and I don't get bothered by too much!

  I highly suggest you check out MEMORY OF THE DEAD.  The DVD is available now from Artsploitation Films.


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD

http://www.artsploitationfilms.com/